March 30. 2013 01:08
Our friend James Weber who when not shooting fashion and beauty, has become a serious Wet Plate photographer. And like every American he too wants things bigger. To achieve that James did a great deal of research and came up with the idea of using an "Indoor Grow Room" as a camera.
check out his full story with more images videos and details here.
February 26. 2013 04:00
Our friend James Weber just posted a great Landscape & Nude series of black and white images that he did while out in Red Rock Canyon, Nevada.
Images taken with a Hasselblad H3D.
Click on any of the images to view all of the images on his site and view the full series.
July 27. 2012 23:54
My friend James Weber has been itching to play with large format photography for some time.
Recently he went way back to the beginning of large format photography and has gotten into Wet Plate Collodion.
I’ve been a professional photographer for around 18 years now. In that time, I dedicated 6 wonderful years in the U.S. Navy as a photographer. This is truly where I fell in love with photography as a process and an art. Back then, it was all film. Black & white, color, darkrooms, chemicals..it was crusty and dirty, but it was fun!
The processes were harder to do, but really satisfying when it was done right. When I was in the darkroom and I saw the image coming up from a print in the developer, it really was magical.
May 14. 2012 05:59
Here is a lighting setup we used on the roof of 5 Beekman St. for 1 of 40 we did on Saturday.
Strobe was around 1 stop over ambient to give that dark background look. This effect is best done using a camera with a leaf shutter but can be achieved with any DSLR with a flash sync of 1/200 sec. or better. A Pola filter will enhance this effect.